ORLANDO — A union and several of its fund trustees are suing a plumbing contractor operating in Orange County, alleging breach of contract.
MIAMI — Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 803, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 803 Health & Welfare Fund, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 803 Pension Fund, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 803 Apprenticeship Fund, Bernard Horne, Brad Grabill, Gary Monson, Paul Jones, Tim Miles, Charles Newark and Brandon Thomas sued Carrier Corporation on Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division.
The union, it funds and fund trustees allege the defendant violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Labor Management Relations Act.
The plaintiffs allege that in 2013 and 2014, the defendant failed to make required payments to the trust funds and failed to make required dues check-off and PAC contributions despite taking the necessary deductions from employees' pay.
The plaintiffs seek the following: an order to permit a qualified accountant to audit defendant's books and records; compensation for damages in an amount due and owing, plus interest and penalties, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs; and any further relief that is just and proper. They are represented by Thomas Johnson of Law Office of Thomas Johnson, P.A, in Brandon.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-00315